Meet the Rising Stars of 2012

A dozen up-and-coming government technology professionals have been recognized this year in the annual Rising Star awards program, co-sponsored by FCW and its affiliate publications, GCN and Washington Technology.

The Rising Star awards program honors employees in the public and private sectors who have made an early — and substantive — mark in the government technology community. The goal is to both reward these individuals for their extraordinary achievements, and to hold them up as an example and inspiration to others.

This year’s winners from government and industry were selected from some 75 nominations submitted by their supervisors and coworkers. They are being honored for a wide range of exceptional work – everything from pushing eDiplomacy efforts or conflict-zone geospatial intelligence to documenting and re-thinking entire hiring-process systems.

An independent panel of judges from the government IT community selected the 12 finalists listed below.

2012 Rising Stars

Lisa R. Alferieff

Kimberly R. Allred
U.S. Department of State

Stephen N. Ander

Benjamin Black
U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Christine Calvosa

Joseph E. Corcoran

Tara M. Miner
Department of the Army

Chris W. Ogden
Creative Computing Solutions

Shayla B. Parker
Department of the Army

Kevin J. Rosapep
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Pawan P. Singh

Haley Van Dyck
Office of Management and Budget

As always, a special thanks goes to Phil Kiviat and the Young AFCEANs, from the Bethesda, Md., chapter of AFCEA International, who first suggested this program and continue to support it.

This year’s winners and judges will be featured by FCW in September, both online and in print. The winners also will be recognized at the GCN Awards Gala on Oct. 24.